Light Wave Particle
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Mad Quickies: Street Art Portals, Light Wave/Particle Duality Imaged, HMS Beagle in Lego and More!

It’s been quite a crazy week here at The Lab – Our 4th birthday, the launch of our own podcast with it’s requisite Twitter and Facebook accounts, (Should we make an Ello account too?) oh and more snow. Well, at least where I am in the northeastern United States. But …

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Birthday Rat
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Happy 4th Birthday To Us!

Hello friends, readers, lovers, lurkers and other human-ish beings. Yesterday, March 1st, 2015 was our 4th birthday. And today we have declared a Monday holiday so that you can stay home from work and celebrate with us. Offices, banks and schools around the world are closed. Mail is not being …

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20 Euro Note by barbara bernat
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Mad Quickies: Space Probes, Kooky Ceramics, Endangered Paper Archive Digitization and More!

Good morning you lovely humans. We have a lots of links to look at together. So let’s get started before the coffee wears off. Onward! You’ve probably seen the photography of Daantje Bons scattered here and there around the internet. Well here’s more, along with some of her thoughts about …

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Black Hole
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Mad Quickies: A Lost Typeface, Accurate Black Holes, Space Race Music and More!

Hey kids! I come to you today from the frozen wastes of the northeast. Please, someone send a dragon. It would be super helpful. In return for the dragon, which I’m sure is on its way, I give unto you these Quickies. This one had all of us in The …

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Balloons floating in the forest by Charles Petillion
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Mad Quickies: Nirvana Trolls Buenos Aires Crowd, Kinetic ‘Insecta’ Lamps, The Immortal Hydra and More!

You were expecting our Dearest Donna this Monday morning. But, like an unexpected substitute teacher, you have to deal with Mr. George now. So pencils down it’s time for your Monday Quickies. Artist Charles Pétillon presents Invasions. Lots of balloons piling and flowing out of places they are clearly not …

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Hemlock tree sculpture by John Grade
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Mad Quickies: 1,500 Affordable Live/Work Spaces For NYC Artists, 3D Printed Majora’s Mask, The Most Bonkers Lightbulbs Ever and More!

*lowers glasses, peers over rim* Oh, I didn’t see you there. Well, since you’re here, why don’t you pull up in front of this nice, warm fire I have built and listen to my tales… I listened to NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s State of the City address this morning. His …

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Image of the sun from the Solar Dynamics Observatory
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Mad Quickies: Solar Dynamics Observatory’s 100 Millionth Image of the Sun, Tiny Robotic Snowplow, Light Bulb Sculpture and More!

Well, I happily made it through the W I N T E R S T O R M. Since there was no subway service until noon-ish, I couldn’t go to work. So I spent the day drawing, like a good little artist. But I’m also putting together these Quickies for …

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Sandstone mountains in Zhangye Danixa China
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Mad Quickies: 30 Years of Censored Art, A 3D Printed Sculpture That I Can’t Explain, Multicolored Mountains in China and More!

It’s your Wednesday Quickies and damn if there aren’t some colorful things for you to look at here. Yes! Three decades of LGBTQ art that had been previously censored at museums will now be on view! “The 17 artists represent the ‘controversial’ perception of LGBTQ work over three decades, from …

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